Nature and Environment

Weather patterns lining up for late-coming monsoon

Jul 17, 2019 The Weather Service has forecast thunder and rain storms each day this week.

Lawsuit challenges northern Arizona fracking leases

Jul 16, 2019 Conservation groups say the BLM violated laws by not conducting environmental reviews or consulting tribes.

More deadly temperatures in Arizona's future

Jul 16, 2019 Climate change will bring more extreme heat in the coming decades.

Sulfuric acid leak in Mexico’s Sea of Cortez a ‘wake-up call’

Jul 12, 2019 A researcher says the impact was minimal, but that it shows the need to consider the potential for a spill on a much larger scale.

A new effort to deal with a leaky cross-border sewage pipe

Jul 11, 2019 For years, Nogales residents have suffered from water contamination that stems from the wastewater line.

Sahuarita residents urged to boil water

Jul 11, 2019 E. coli bacteria were detected in some samples of the drinking water.

Santa Cruz River project means coordination between water infrastructure managers

Jul 8, 2019 New water released into the Santa Cruz River means the city and county are working together on issues like flooding and wastewater.

UNESCO designates vaquita porpoise habitat as ‘in danger’

Jul 8, 2019 There are estimated to be only 10 remaining vaquita porpoises in the Sea of Cortez.

Arizona senators propose drought bill

Jul 7, 2019 The bipartisan bill aims to help water utilities plan for dry future

500 Gila Topminnows make a splash at The Mission Garden

Jul 3, 2019 Also on Arizona Spotlight: Author Kimi Eisele on "The Lightest Object in the Universe"; singer Natalie Douglas returns to Tucson with the songs of Nat King Cole; and "A Love Letter to the Library" about MegaMania.

Bike Ranch resort approved in Saguaro National Park East buffer zone

Jul 3, 2019 Cycling resort 5 years in the making gets the go-ahead from the Pima County Board of Supervisors.

EPA: Air quality improves at Nogales port

Jul 2, 2019 The report credits reduced wait times and other factors for the reduction in emissions at the Mariposa Port of Entry.

Initial flow for Santa Cruz River project goes beyond expectations

Jul 1, 2019 The project pumping reclaimed water into a section of river near downtown saw water reach farther downriver than predicted.

First responders discuss how to stay safe in the heat

Jul 1, 2019 Tucson Fire and Pima County's Search and Rescue Unit respond to dozens of cases each summer.

Native Arizona fish finds new home in Tucson's Mission Garden

Jul 1, 2019 Last week, one of Arizona’s most historically prolific native fish was introduced into some new habitat at the Mission Garden.

Smoke from US wildfires boosting health risk for millions

Jun 26, 2019 Another summer of fires in the West is expected to impact millions and increase premature deaths.

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